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Catherine Mary Jean, 86

STEVENSVILLE, Md. - Catherine Mary Jean of Stevensville died Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998, in Genesis Eldercare of Corsica Hills Nursing Center in Centreville. She was 86.

Mrs. Jean was born in 1913, in County Kerry, Ireland; she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Coughlin.

She moved to Boston at the age of 16.

She married Grayson L. Jean of Baltimore Feb. 9, 1937.

Mrs. Jean and her husband resided in Baltimore for 25 years.

They moved to Stevensville in 1952.

Mrs. Jean was a member of St. Christopher's Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Grayson L. Jean of Stevensville; three sons, John Joseph Jean of Timonium, Richard Eugene Jean of Havre de Grace and William Leroy Jean of Millersville; a daughter, Betty Willis of Stevensville; and 10 grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. today at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home P.A. in Chester.

Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Easton.

In memory of Catherine Mary Jean, the family suggests that contributions be made to St. Christopher's Catholic Church, 1861 Harbor Drive, Chester, MD 21619.

 

Carl P. Kiefer Sr., 66

MAGNOLIA - Carl P. Kiefer Sr. of Magnolia died from complications of a stroke Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998, in Kent General Hospital. He was 66.

Mr. Kiefer was born in Middletown, Conn., the son of the late Edward J. Kiefer and the late Rose Mae Bennett Kiefer.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, leaving with an honorable discharge in 1955.

Mr. Kiefer then worked in the demolition business, retiring in 1962.

He had been a resident of the Dover area since 1980.

Mr. Kiefer will be remembered for his love of working in his garden.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Guerro, in 1996.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Powell Kiefer of Dover; three sons, Carl P. Kiefer Jr. and David B. Rugur, both of Sanford, Fla., and Paul E. Kiefer Sr. of Magnolia; four daughters, Kathy Barlow of Brown Mills, N.J., Nancy Kiefer of Texas, Ellen Aparicio of Magnolia and Elizabeth Rugur of Townsend; two sisters, Sally Richards and Betty Romanini, both of Windsor Locks, Conn.; and 11 grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Funeral Home of Michael J. Ambruso in Dover, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

Burial will be private.

 

Vincent A. Hines, 37

ALBANY, Ga. - Vincent A. Hines of Albany, formerly of Clayton, Del., died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1998, in the Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. He was 37.

Mr. Hines was born in 1961, in Dover, Del., the son of Earle A. Hines Sr. and Barbara Ward-Hines.

He graduated from Smyrna (Del.) High School in 1980.

He joined the U.S. Marine Corps, serving over 13 years as an administrative supply chief.

After his honorable discharge from the Marine Corps, Mr. Hines pursued a career as an insurance agent.

He joined the team of Woodmen of the World Insurance Co.

Mr. Hines loved to play tennis and chess, and he also loved to listen to music.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, William J. Ward Sr. and the Rev. Bermuda S. Ward; and his paternal grandfather, Courtland Hines.

He is survived by his wife, Dianne Hines of Albany; two sons, Vincent A. Hines Jr. and Gregory E. Hines, both of Albany; his mother, Barbara Ward-Hines of Clayton; his father, Earle A. Hines Sr. of Denton, Md.; two brothers, Earle A. Hines Jr. of Dover and Eric R. Hines of Lincoln, Neb.; a stepdaughter, Delores Dortch of Richmond, Va.; two grandchildren, Anthony Dortch and Kiana Dortch, both of Richmond; his paternal grandmother, Lola Hines of Denton; an uncle, the Rev. William J. Ward Jr. of Barclay, Md.; four aunts, Greta Fountain of Hartly, Del., Jeralin Rochester of Barclay, Karen Lewis of Bethany Beach, Del., and Lisa Powell of Harrington, Del.; his parents-in-law, Mr. Heywood Williams and Mrs. Martha Williams, both of Richmond; two god-sisters, Barrieann Clifton of Smyrna, Del., and Rosalind Summers of Magnolia, Del.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Service will be noon today at the Community Baptist Church, in Barclay, where friends may call two hours prior to service.

Burial will be in the Emmanuel A.M.E. Church in Hartly.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover.

 

Willie L. Brown, 73

SELBYVILLE - Willie L. Brown of Selbyville died Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998, in the Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was 73.

Mr. Brown was born in Georgia, the son of the late Dan Brown and the late Lucy Brown.

He was a retired laborer.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Rosia Brown of Selbyville; eight stepdaughters, Anna Purnell, Ellen Rayne, Sarah Garrison and Hester Taylor, and the latter's husband, Linwood, all of Selbyville, and Elder Rosie Hall, and her husband, Edward, both of Frankford, Frances Chisum of Millsboro, Delores Hill, and her husband, Allan, both of Georgetown, and Alice Gibbs of Laurel; and a stepson, Anthony Rayne of Dover.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Calvary Pentecostal Church in Bishopville, Md., where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Milford.

 

William N. Gray Jr., 91

MILFORD - William N. Gray Jr. of Milford died Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998, in his home. He was 91.

Mr. Gray was in trucking for 30 years, hauling different material for people.

He and his son owned Gray Electronics in Milford from 1960 until his illness.

He also managed a car wash next to the electronics business.

Mr. Gray was a licensed radio amateur whose callsign was W3JWH, and a member of the American Radio Relay League.

He was preceded in death by a son, Ralph J. Gray Jr.

He is survived by a son, Nelson R. Gray of Milford; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Milford.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Rogers Funeral Home, Milford.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Delaware Hospice, Kent County, 911 S. Du Pont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

 

Ethel Mae Oney, 58

LAUREL - Ethel Mae Oney of Laurel died of kidney failure Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1998, in her home. She was 58.

Mrs. Oney was born in Melfa, Va., the daughter of the late Early Conquest and the late Priscilla Conquest.

She was employed as a custodian at the Stockley Center in Georgetown.

Mrs. Oney was a member of Trinity Faith Christian Center in Lewes, where she served as a mother of the church.

She is survived by her husband, Earl F. Oney Sr. of Laurel; two sons, Robert Lee Oney of Seaford and Earl F. Oney Jr. of Rehoboth Beach; five daughters, Evon Davis of Hurlock, Md., Melissa Hopkins and Victoria Oney, both of Millsboro, Deborah Treheme of Georgetown, and Veronica Cornish of Seaford; three sisters, Mary Oney, Gladys Dale and Esther Daniels, all of Laurel; an aunt, Marie Kellam of Seaford; an uncle, Horace Conquest of Syracuse, N.Y.; two daughters-in-law; four sons-in-law; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Lewis N. Watson Funeral Home in Salisbury, Md., where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Friends may also call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the St. Matthew's First Baptist Church Cemetery in Laurel.

 

Edward D. Boggs, 51

CAMDEN - Edward D. Boggs of Camden died Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998, in a truck accident. He was 51.

Mr. Boggs was born in Clintwood, Va., the son of the late Tracy Troy Boggs and Zetta V. Boggs.

He served in the U.S. Air Force as a crew chief and debriefer, for 20 years.

He also worked as a barber in Dover.

Mr. Boggs had been driving tractor-trailers for the past two years.

He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hunting.

His sense of humor, sensitivity and being there to hug you made him unique.

He was a loving husband for 30 years and a good father.

Mr. Boggs was a member of Maranatha Memorial Baptist Church of Dover.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Nancy L. Boggs of Camden; two daughters, Deborah A. Walters of Twentynine Palms, Calif., and Pamela K. Ganley of Bennett, Colo.; two sons, Kenneth E. Boggs and Jonathan T. Boggs, both of Wyoming; his mother, Zetta V. Boggs of York, Pa.; a brother, Gary K. Boggs of York; a sister, Vickie L. Williams of York; and seven grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Melvin Funeral Home in Harrington, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Monday.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Camden.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to Maranatha Memorial Baptist Church Building Fund, 605 Lebanon Road, Dover, DE 19901.

 

The Rev. George Raymond Baglin, 61

SOUTH BETHANY - The Rev. George Raymond Baglin of South Bethany died Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center. He was 61.

The Rev. Baglin was born in 1936 in Santa Ana, Calif., the son of the late Hilton George Baglin and the late Bonnie Bernice Baglin.

He was a retired minister in the Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Gray Baglin of South Bethany; two sons, Brian Baglin of Washington, D.C., and Bill Nicholson of Ocean View; two daughters, Lynn Mazzocchi of Washington, D.C., and Emilie Crosser of Brookville, Md.; two brothers, Gerald Baglin of Mission Viejo, Calif., and John Lamkin of Fullerton, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

Service will be 6 p.m. Monday at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Bethesda, Md., where friends may call from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Burial will be private.

In memory of the Rev. George Raymond Baglin, the family suggests that contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association, 110 S. French St., Wilmington, DE 19803.

Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Home & Crematorium, Clarksville.

 

Elsie E. Daye, 98

REHOBOTH BEACH - Elsie E. Daye of Rehoboth Beach died of heart failure Friday, Aug. 7, 1998, in the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. She was 98.

Mrs. Daye was born in Rehoboth Beach, the daughter of the late Robert Hudson and the late Anna M. Birch Hudson.

She was a retired Selbyville Elementary School teacher.

Mrs. Daye was a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth Beach.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Levin J. Daye, in 1966.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday in the Bishopville Cemetery in Bishopville, Md.

Friends may call from noon-1 p.m. Monday at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck.
 

The Rev. Delores Arlene Holmes, 57

DOVER - The Rev. Delores Arlene Holmes of Dover died after a lengthy illness Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998, in her home. She was 57.

The Rev. Holmes was born in 1941, in Easton, Md., the daughter of the late Otis Wilson Sr. and the late Arlene Wilson.

She graduated from Kennard High School in Queen Anne's County, Md., in 1959.

She furthered her Christian studies in the Interdenominational Bible Institute in Camden.

She married Ronald Holmes June 30, 1984.

The Rev. Holmes was licensed as a minister to preach the Gospel Dec. 31, 1991, and was ordained July 30, 1995.

She was a soft-spoken, serious, faith-filled, devoted, sincere and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, niece, cousin and friend, who exemplified the love of Christ in her daily life.

The Rev. Holmes indeed was a true Christian example to everyone who had the opportunity and privilege to know her.

She dearly loved her children and grandchildren and Pebbles, her pet poodle.

She was an avid reader of the Bible, and she received a great deal of joy and happiness from shopping, conversing and restaurant-hopping.

The Rev. Holmes was a dedicated member of the Voices of Calvary and the Combined Choir and an active and committed member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Dover, where she served as a Bible study teacher, chaplain of the Building Fund Commitee and co-chairwoman of the Nursing Home Ministry.

She is survived by her husband, Ronald Holmes of Dover; a daughter, Crystal Flamer of Dover; a son, William F. Smith II of Dover; a stepson, Eban Holmes, and his wife, Vonda, both of Bear; two brothers, Otis Wilson Jr. of St. Michaels, Md., and James Wilson, and his wife, Grace, both of Chester, Pa.; a sister, Miranda Wilson of Wilmington; a cousin who was like a sister, Alfreda Ryans, and her husband, Alfred, both of Queen Anne's County, Md.; four grandchildren, Donald Burris Jr., Keith Sterling, Wendell Flamer Jr. and Nathaniel Smith; two aunts, Zora Gordon and Victoria Jenkins; an uncle, Douglas Wilson; two brothers-in-law, William Holmes and Alvin Holmes, and Alvin's wife, Gloria; three sisters-in-law, Joyce Coursey, and her husband, Thomas, Marlene Nichols, and her husband, Edward, and Vilese Stanford; three very special friends, the Rev. Rebecca Batson, the Rev. Mary Elsbery and Mrs. Gloria Harrison; extended family, ''Pop'' Roger Wilson and ''Mom'' Jean Wilson; a daughter, Donya Hall; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary Baptist Church, Dover.

Friends may call two hours prior to the service or from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover.

Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.

 

Carl P. Kiefer Sr., 66

MAGNOLIA - Carl P. Kiefer Sr. of Magnolia died from complications of a stroke Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998, in Kent General Hospital. He was 66.

Mr. Kiefer was born in Middletown, Conn., the son of the late Edward J. Kiefer and the late Rose Mae Bennett Kiefer.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, leaving with an honorable discharge in 1955.

Mr. Kiefer then worked in the demolition business, retiring in 1962.

He had been a resident of the Dover area since 1980.

Mr. Kiefer will be remembered for his love of working in his garden.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Guerro, in 1996.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Powell Kiefer of Dover; three sons, Carl P. Kiefer Jr. and David B. Rugur, both of Sanford, Fla., and Paul E. Kiefer Sr. of Magnolia; four daughters, Kathy Barlow of Brown Mills, N.J., Nancy Kiefer of Texas, Ellen Aparicio of Magnolia and Elizabeth Rugur of Townsend; two brothers, Robert Kiefer of George West, Texas, and Edward Kiefer of Orlando, Fla.; three sisters, Sally Richards, Betty Romanini and Marge Purdeon, all of Windsor Locks, Conn.; and 11 grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Funeral Home of Michael J. Ambruso in Dover, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today.

Burial will be private.

 

Virginia Curry, 81

MILFORD - Virginia Curry of Milford died of heart failure Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1998, in Felton. She was 81.

Mrs. Curry was a domestic worker.

She was affiliated with St. Paul U.M. Church in Milford.

She is survived by a cousin, Betty Dickerson, and her husband, John, both of Georgetown; and an aunt, Marie Showell of Milford.

Service will be noon Tuesday at the Mount Enon Baptist Church in Milford, where friends may call two hours prior to service.

Burial will be in People Memorial Park Midway, Lewes.

Arrangements by Young's Funeral Homes Inc., Milford.

 

Eugene Woomer, 78

LAUREL - Eugene Woomer of Laurel, formerly of North Brunswick, N.J., died Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998, in the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. He was 78.

Mr. Woomer was born in Pennsylvania, the son of the late Clarence Woomer and the late Hannah Smith Woomer.

He was formerly employed as a warehouseman for the Frito-Lay Co. in North Brunswick.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Dilley Woomer.

He is survived by a son, Russell Woomer of Columbus, Ga.; a daughter, Jeanne W. Murray of Laurel; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Service and burial will be private.

Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.

 

Franklin L. 'Barney' Butler, 83

SEAFORD - Franklin L. ''Barney'' Butler of Seaford died of heart failure Friday, Aug. 7, 1998, in the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. He was 83.

Mr. Butler was born in Choptank, Md., the son of the late Bruce Elmer Butler and the late Hattie Carroll Butler.

He was a World War II Army veteran, serving with the 41st Division (Sunset.)

Fighting from Buna, New Guinea, to Zama Boa Nga, Philippines, the 41st Division was the oldest division in the army in the Pacific in points of combat service, inactivating in Japan after the Second World War.

Mr. Butler was awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and the Combat Infantryman Badge for his service.

He was a member of the VFW in Federalsburg, Md.

He was a bricklayer for both the Webb & Turner Co. in Seaford and the Robert Welch Construction Co. of Dover for over 30 years, retiring in 1976.

Mr. Butler was a member of the Bricklayers & Trowel Trades International and a member of the Bricklayers Local Union 1, Delaware.

He is survived by two daughters, Debra Ann Butler of Salisbury, Md., and Jennie Glime of Preston, Md.; two brothers, Joseph E. Butler of Argyle, Fla., and Bruce E. Butler of North Port, Fla.; a sister with whom he lived, Isabel B. Fleetwood of Seaford; a grandson, Bradley Plutschak; and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Watson-Yates Funeral Home in Seaford, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Seaford.

 

Preston J. Hudson, 75

LAUREL - Preston J. Hudson of Laurel died of cancer Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998, in his summer residence in Riverdale. He was 75.

Mr. Hudson was born in Millsboro, the son of the late Harlie W. Hudson and the late Edna Mae Lowe Hudson.

He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. 

He had owned and operated Hudson Radio & T.V. Sales & Service, in Laurel, for 50 years.

Mr. Hudson was a member of the American Legion Post No. 19 in Laurel, and a member of the 459th Bomb Group Association.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Dorothy Wilkins Hudson of Laurel; a son, Preston J. ''P.J.'' Hudson II of Laurel; two brothers, Samuel Hudson and Paul Hudson, both of Millsboro; two sisters, Ruth Ayres of Lewes, and Lois White of Millsboro; and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro, where friends may call two hours prior to service.

Burial will be in Henlopen Memorial Park, Milton.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Delaware Hospice, 600 N. Du Pont Hwy., Georgetown, DE 19947; or to the Centenary United Methodist Church, Market & Poplar streets, Laurel, DE 19956.

 

Lester W. Rust, 60

GEORGETOWN - Lester W. Rust of Georgetown died Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998, in Bayhealth Medical Center-Milford Memorial, Milford. He was 60.

Mr. Rust was born in Georgetown, the son of the late Fred E. Rust and Katherine Ward Rust.

He worked as an electrical supervisor for Allen Family Foods for 19 years.

Mr. Rust enjoyed fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Carolyn Messick Rust of Georgetown; a daughter, Karen S. Conaway of Georgetown; a son, L. Steven Rust of Georgetown; his mother, Katherine W. Rust of Georgetown; and two grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Chapel of Short Funeral Services in Georgetown, where friends may call from 7-8 p.m. today.

Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Georgetown.

 

Betty S. Lank, 76

MILTON - Betty S. Lank of Milton died Friday, Aug. 7, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. She was 76.

Mrs. Lank was born in Milton, the daughter of the late Percy Stevenson and the late Mabel Pearson Stevenson.

She graduated from the Milford Memorial School of Nursing in 1943.

She worked as a school nurse at both Ellendale and Rehoboth Beach schools, retiring in 1983.

Mrs. Lank was a member of Gideons International Auxiliary, a member of National Rural Electric Women's Assn. and a member of Zion United Methodist Church in Milton, where she was a former trustee, a Sunday school superintendent and teacher and a former president of the United Methodist Women.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Albert H. Lank of Milton; a son, Chris Lank of Milton; two daughters, Janet Lank and Sharon Owens, both of Milton; two brothers, Robert Stevenson of Milton and Joseph Stevenson of Milford; and six grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Chapel of Zion United Methodist Church, Milton.

Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the chapel of Short Funeral Services in Milton.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 281, Millsboro, DE 19966; or to Zion U.M. Church, c/o Chris Lank, R.D. 1, Box 220A, Milton, DE 19968.

 

Odessa R. Nutter Hines, 79

EASTON, Md. - Odessa R. Nutter Hines of Easton died of a stroke Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1998, in Easton Memorial Hospital. She was 79.

Mrs. Hines worked as a domestic worker and child caregiver for many years.

Mrs. Hines was a faithful member of Bethel A.M.E. Church, Easton.

She is survived by a son, Randolph W. Nutter Sr., and his wife, F. Elaine, of Dover, Del.; four brothers, Cliff Nutter, Freeman Nutter and Shelton Nutter, all of Nanticoke, and Jerome Nutter of Germantown, Pa.; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bethel A.M.E. Church, Easton.

Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Monday at Bennie Smith Funeral Home in Easton.

Burial will be in Cordova Church Cemetery, Easton.

 

Ronald Lee 'Scrap' Taylor, 57

LOS ANGELES - Ronald Lee ''Scrap'' Taylor of Los Angeles died from complications of a heart condition Sunday, Aug. 2, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital in Los Angeles. He was 57.

Mr. Taylor was educated in the Greenwood and Harrington school systems.

He worked as a horseman or groom for several years.

He was preceded in death by a special friend, Zelda Gaines.

He is survived by his mother, Ethel Byrd of Harrington, Del.; his father, Preston Foreman of Greenwood, Del.; a son, Timothy Christopher of Millsboro, Del.; three sisters, Jean Mosely, and her husband, Nelson, and Christine Winchester, all of Felton, Del., and Novella Jones, and her husband, Ricky, both of Harington; seven brothers, Ralph Taylor, and his wife, Agnes, both of Harrington, Jerome Melvin and Alfred Johnson, both of Seaford, and Emory Johnson of Colorado, Preston Grace of Greenwood, Del., and Charles Grace of Wilmington, Del.; special friends, Hazel Porter and James Brown, both of California; nine aunts; five uncles; four grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Service will be noon Tuesday at the St. Paul Church in Harrington, where friends may call two hours prior to service.

Burial will be in St. Johnstown Cemetery in Greenwood.

Arrangements by Deborah E. Harris Funeral Services, Bridgeville.

 

William M. Ayers, 86

EASTON, Md. - William M. Ayers of Easton died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1998, in The Pines-Genesis Eldercare. He was 86.

Mr. Ayers was born in 1912, the son of the late Anthony Ayers and the late Annie Ayers.

He was preceded in death by a son, Douglas Roberts; and a grandchild.

He is survived by four daughters, Sandra Roberts, Hope Roberts, Linda Roberts and Deanna Roberts, all of Easton; a son, Rodney Roberts of Easton; two sisters, Naomi Copper and Annabelle Roberts, both of Easton; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Stephen's A.M.E. Church, Unionville, where friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Monday.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Easton.

 

Lena L. Huvers, 82

REHOBOTH BEACH - Lena L. Huvers of Rehoboth Beach died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998, in her home. She was 82.

Mrs. Huvers was born in 1915, in Preston, Md., the daughter of the late Walter C. Lankford and the late Margaret Greenwell Lankford.

She attended business school in Miami, Fla.

Mrs. Huvers was a member of St. Edmond's Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach, where she had sung in the church choir since 1972.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Huvers, in 1968.

She is survived by a brother, Edward G. Lankford of Denver, Colo.; and two nieces, Loretta Lankford of Levittown, Pa., and Anita Noel of Bailey, Colo.

Service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Edmond's Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach, where friends may call a half-hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Easton, Md.

In memory of Lena L. Huvers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the St. Edmond's Catholic Church Choir, King Charles & Laurel Streets, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.

Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.

 

Elsie Mae Gardner Tarr, 75

GRASONVILLE, Md. - Elsie Mae Gardner Tarr of Grasonville died Friday, Aug. 7, 1998, in the University Hospital in Baltimore. She was 75.

Mrs. Tarr was born in 1922 in Grasonville, the daughter of the late Lemuel Y. Gardner and the late Mary Elizabeth Smith Gardner.

She was educated in the Grasonville public school system.

She began working for Friels Cannery at the age of 15.

Mrs. Tarr became a seamstress at Perfect Garment a year later.

She married M. Emerson Tarr Oct. 20, 1940.

Mrs. Tarr raised her family in Grasonville.

Upon retirement, she worked at the Senior Center in Centreville.

She worked as a volunteer at the Estate Treasurers for the Queen Anne's County Hospice and the Queenstown Home Members in Queenstown.

Mrs. Tarr was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Grasonville, a member of the United Methodist Women, a past member of the Pythians Sisters of Winchester Lodge 115, a member of the Seamstress Union, a board member of the American Association of Retired People of Queen Anne's County and a member of the Commission on Aging of Queen Anne's County, where she served as director.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Edna Hofnagle, Marie Buckle and Leona Smith; and a brother, Lester Gardner.

She is survived by her husband, M. Emerson Tarr Sr. of Grasonville; a son, M. Emerson Tarr Jr. of Easton; a daughter, Theresa Tarr Nickerson of Chestertown; two sisters, Ruby Thomas and Mary Lou Ewing, both of Grasonville; four grandchildren, Brian Emerson Tarr and Laura Lynn Tarr, both of Easton, and Amy Leigh Nickerson and Richard L. Nickerson Jr., both of Chestertown; and two great-grandchildren, Ryan Matthew Tarr of Easton and Mary Elizabeth Nickerson of Chestertown.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Grasonville.

Friends may call from 3-5 p.m. or 7-9 p.m. Monday at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home P.A., in Chester.

Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Easton.

In memory of Elsie Mae Gardner Tarr, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 102 School House Lane, Grasonville, MD 21638; or the Grasonville Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 554, Grasonville, MD 21638.


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